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Rules of the Road for Recognizing Medical Malpractice
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Rules of the Road for Recognizing Medical Malpractice

How do you know if you or a family member have been a victim of medical malpractice? Identifying medical malpractice can be challenging.  Malpractice occurs when a medical provider is negligent in the care provided to a patient that results in injury or death. And malpractice happens more often than you might think.  According to a...

3 Strategies to Frame Your Medical Malpractice Case
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3 Strategies to Frame Your Medical Malpractice Case

Jury selection is the single most important phase of trial. Securing an open and honest jury can be challenging, but failure to do so often makes the likelihood of obtaining a favorable verdict nonexistent. It is critical to frame a case through voir dire questions, not only to help reveal favorable and unfavorable jurors, but also to set the...

Presenting the Science Is Crucial in Product Liability Trials
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Presenting the Science Is Crucial in Product Liability Trials

Cases brought against the manufacturer of goods, following an injury caused by an inherent defect within the good, are not based on a theory of negligence, but on a theory of products liability. The manufacturers are liable for products that cause harm because they represented that the products were safe when they made them. Causation in...

How to Identify a Medical Expert for Trial
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How to Identify a Medical Expert for Trial

Medical experts are a necessary and valuable part of litigation. The right expert can differentiate a case and help gain jury approval. While attorneys used to rely on word of mouth to find medical experts, now the internet provides easy access to a range of qualified doctors and specialists. But the challenges of finding the best medical experts for...

A Client’s Guide to MedicoLegal MyCase
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A Client’s Guide to MedicoLegal MyCase

The Tucker IME MyCase Client Portal is an easy-to-use, online platform that provides you with 24/7 access to important case information and secure communications with the Tucker IME.  Please click this link to view the full Client’s Guide to Tucker IME MyCase.

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A Medical Marijuana Update

On April 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives agreed to changes made by the Senate on Senate Bill 3 (the medical marijuana bill), making Pennsylvania one of 24 states enacting laws legalizing medical marijuana. This does not mean that medical marijuana is now available. It will take approximately 18 months for the entire medical...

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What is the role of the physician in an IME?

When a physician is responsible for performing an isolated assessment of an individual’s health or disability for an employer, business, or insurer, a limited patient-physician relationship should be considered to exist. Both “Industry Employed Physicians” (IEPs), who are employed by businesses or insurance companies for the purpose of conducting medical examinations, and Independent Medical Examiners”...

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Will Prescription Drug Monitoring Affect Workers’ Compensation?

Pennsylvania is considering implementing a more formal prescription drug monitoring system to help prevent addiction and “doctor shopping”. Since prescription pain killers are a main gateway to drug addiction, consider how prevention and monitoring could potentially affect costs and treatment. Continue Reading >>

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What is an IME?

An Independent Medical Exam is a valuable tool in the evaluation of an injured party. A medical practitioner other than the treating physician conducts the exam in order to provide an un-biased expert opinion. Situations where an IME plays a key role in helping to gather information include workers’ compensation claims, accident and personal injury...

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